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Trail Map of Atlanta State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Atlanta State Park Trails Map 927 Park Rd 42 Atlanta, TX 75551 (903) 796-6476 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Parking Restrooms Day Use Area Swimming Area Scenic Overlook Group Picnic Pavilion Boat Ramp POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 WHO TRAVELED HERE? 33º 13’ 51.8” N 94º 14’ 59.0” W Remnants of an old road, or wagon trace, leads to a place near where Samuel Bobo operated a ferry crossing on the Sulphur River. Over 100 years before the construction of Wright Patman Lake, wagon and horse traffic wore down roads into ruts like these more than 3 feet deep. 2 SUNSETS, SOARING, AND SQUADRONS 33º 14’ 19.1” N 94º 15’ 23.4" W Take in this breathtaking view of the 27,025-acre Wright Patman Lake. You may see soaring bald eagles or a squadron of white pelicans fishing for a meal. 3 FLOOD TO FOREST 30º 13’ 56.4” N 94º 14’ 39.8” W Once an old-growth pine forest, this area was inundated with ten feet of water during a flood in 2016. The trees you see today are part of reforestation efforts to establish a bottomland hardwood community which better tolerates flooding. 4 FROM THE KNIFE-EDGE OF EXTINCTION 33º 13‘ 46.9“ N 94º 13’ 57.8” W The Eastern Turkey was once hunted to near extinction. Fortunately, due to restoration efforts these populations now thrive. Learn more about turkey habitat and management efforts at this point. 5 A PEACEFUL PLACE 33º 13’ 53.0” N 94º 13’ 56.7” W Bring a book and a picnic, and escape the hustle and bustle of life at this bluff overlooking Wilkins Creek cove. You might catch glimpses of a variety of wildlife. 6 A CHANGING VIEW 33º 14’ 08.83” N 94º 14’ 0.995” W Once dominated by thick forest, many trees were lost due to hurricane and drought. Now you’ll see a gorgeous view of the lake. All trails hiking and biking unless otherwise noted. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. No claims are made as to the accuracy of the data nor to its suitability for a particular use. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4508-0027G (7/19) Atlanta State Park A Peaceful Retreat. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. Enjoy your hike through a park rich in history, where towering pines and hardwoods provide shade and fall color for beauty year-round. Listen for the calls of many species of woodpeckers in the park. TRAIL DIST TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION BOBO’S FERRY TRAIL 0.52 mi. 20 min. Easy This short trail begins at park HQ and follows along a historic wagon trace until it reaches the swim beach parking area. VOLKSMARCH TRAIL 0.73 mi. 1 hr. Easy This trail is the least challenging and intersects with the Arrowhead Trail which leads to a great view of the lake. ARROWHEAD TRAIL 0.83 mi. 30 min. Easy Take a leisurely hike through the forest. A lovely view of the lake awaits at the shore. TERRACE TRAIL 0.49 mi. 20 min. Easy This short trail passes through an area that was once farmland. For a longer hike, you may join Arrowhead Trail which leads to the lake. HICKORY HOLLOW NATURE TRAIL 0.81 mi. 1 hr. Moderate to Challenging To begin and end your adventure at the parking lot, be sure to make the correct turn before entering White Oak Ridge Trail. WHITE OAK RIDGE TRAIL 1.17 mi. 45 min. Easy Starting at the north end of this trail near the White Oak restroom, hike above the lakeshore to the Hickory Hollow Nature Trail for an additional adventure. Turkeys STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart (32 oz.) of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEAR A HELMET. When biking, check with park HQ to match the ride to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. BE CAREFUL IN THE BOAT. Upon entering or exiting a canoe or kayak, stay low, move slowly and hold onto both sides of the boat. For your safety, all paddlers should wear a personal flotation device (pfd). TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. Don’t pocket the past. Help preserve Texas heritage. Leave artifacts where you find them and report their location to a ranger. Take only memories and pictures. Disturbing or removing any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts is a violation of state law. Grey Fox Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe, while protecting wildlife. 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